I’ve got an fun craft for your Thanksgiving and fall tablescapes, these Corn Husk and Chalkboard Placecard. This is the perfect decoration to add to your place settings around your Thanksgiving table.
These are the perfect way to personalize your Thanksgiving tablescape, by writing the names of your guests on these cute chalkboard place card holders. These would also be great for a buffet spread to label all the dishes you were serving.
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Corn Husk Place Card Tutorial
Ok… so here’s what I did to create this harvest season DIY.
I picked up gold frames at Dollar Tree and a bag of of corn husks from our grocery store. You can also purchase them in the links I’ve provided above.
First you want to soak the corn husks in cold water for about 10 minutes to help them soften, then let them dry on a towel for about 10 minutes.
Then I cut the corn husks into 1”-2” strips with a scissors. With a hot glue gun I created these cute corn husk loops. You just need to form the loop and then seal it together with hot glue. You’ll notice that some corn husks are thicker than others. I highly recommend using the thicker ones… less hot glue burns ~ ouch! You could also use a craft adhesive, it would just take longer and you’d need to hold the curls together until they dry.
Then start in the corner of the picture frame and glue down one of the corn husk loops. Keep going around till you’ve covered the outside edge of the frame.
For the chalkboard center I used chalkboard laminate. I just covered the backing of the frame. It’s so easy with easy with peel and stick chalkboard laminate.
Then I used a white chalk marker to write the guest’s name on top of the chalkboard laminate. Such a festive addition to your Thanksgiving spread and a great way to welcome guests. I think it’s a great unique place card perfect for your dinner guests. Place them at each seat and fill your table with mini pumpkins, pinecones, etc to create a holiday table.